When we think of griddles, we think of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage…the smell of breakfast. However, we do realize that griddles are so much more than that. And some people rely on griddles for nearly every meal. So, when we set out to find the best electric griddle, we kept everybody in mind.
And by keeping everybody in mind, we found griddles for every type of household and every palette. From the maximist to the minimist, there are options for everyone.
We found the best electric griddle that also converts to a grill. We found a griddle that not only converts to a grill, it also converts to a cooking press to cook up some paninis. And finally, we found 3 of the best electric griddles for the entire family and we found the best electric griddle for those cooking for one. So, whatever functionality you’re looking for, you can find it on our list of 6 best electric griddles.
Best Electric Griddle
Best Electric Griddle
Black + Decker GD2011B Family Sized Electric Griddle
This electric griddle will allow you to easily and swiftly cook for a family of 8 with its 22″ long and 8″ wide cooking surface.
The Black + Decker GD2011B Electric Griddle is built extremely well and will be able to handle years of abuse. It is made of cast iron and features a flat top, non-stick surface.
The grill is easy to use, just use the temperature control knob to set your desired temperature from warm to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the griddle heats up to the set temperature, the indicator light will let you know when it’s ready.
To clean the griddle, it is recommended that you wipe clean. If there are stubborn remnants, you may want to clean while it’s hot. Just be careful not to burn yourself. There is also a removable drip tray, which slides right out, for easy cleanup.
Overall, the Black + Decker GD2011B Family Sized Electric Griddle is a basic griddle perfect for entertaining a large group of people or if you would like a larger surface to cook on. It’s simple and straight forward and sometimes that’s the best way to cook.
However, for health and wellness purposes, we must warn you that this particular grill falls under the Proposition 65 Act, where there are chemicals involved known to cause cancer or birth defects. So, if you would like to heed this warning, check out another option on our list. The Oster DuraCeramic uses a natural and safe coating and the Cuisinart is BPA free.
Oster CKSTGRFM18MR-ECO DuraCeramic Griddle with Warming Tray
This Candy Apple Red DuraCeramic Griddle is a stylish and convenient way to cook up some sausage and eggs. And deserves a top spot on our best electric griddle list.
The Oster DuraCeramic Griddle with Warming Tray is coated with DuraCeramic non-stick coating that will last up to four times longer than standard non-stick coatings, without flaking or peeling. This natural coating is also free of PFOA and PTFE, so it’s a healthy alternative to other griddles on the market. The non-stick coating is also scratch resistant and scratches less than other non-stick surfaces.
Not only that, because of the DuraCeramic coating, cooking can take up to 20% faster than other standard non-stick surfaces. Pancakes in a jiffy? Yes, please.
This electric griddle is a very basic griddle that’s easy to use. Just adjust the temperature from warm to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the indicator light will let you know when it’s time to start cooking. The temperature gage is removable for easy cleanup.
The extra added bonus with this electric griddle is the slide-out warming tray. This tray will help you keep foods warm until you’re ready to serve. And this is especially convenient for serving a large group of people.
There is a built in grease channel the directs the grease away from the food and into a convenient, removable drip tray. And, the handles on the griddle will keep cool, no matter the temperature.
Finally, our take on this Oster DuraCeramic grill is it’s simple, convenient and it looks great. The warming tray is also a fabulous feature that surely will be put to good use. However, the one issue we have with this griddle is it tends to heat more towards the center. In that case, it can be cumbersome but the benefits outweigh the cons. And we are all too happy that the non-stick coating is natural and safe.
Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill, Stainless Steel
This is the best electric griddle if you’re looking for the ultimate functionality. The Cuisinart Griddler Elite Grill has six cooking options: contact grill, panini press, full griddle, half griddle, half grill/half griddle and a top melt.
The LED electronic display allows you to set a 60 minute countdown timer and has dual zone temperature control, which means you can grill on one side and griddle on the other. It also allows you to adjust the upper sear and the lower sear.
This griddle/grill is made of brushed stainless steel with a removable and reversible non-stick plates that comes with a special SearBlast™ feature to lock in flavor. The top cover is fully adjustable and will allow for precise cooking and will lock when you need to store.
The maximum temperature when using the griddle and the grill is 450 degrees Fahrenheit, while the maximum temperature for searing functions at up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 2 minutes at a time.
Furthermore, the plates are dishwasher safe and BPA free. And upon purchase, you will receive a cleaning/scraping tool for extra added easy-cleanup.
Overall, the Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill is the top of the line, multi-functional griddle/grill. It literally cooks everything. We are especially impressed with the dishwasher safe plates and how evenly this griddle/grill cooks on both sides.
Secura GR-1503XL 1700W Electric Reversible 2 in 1 Grill Griddle
This is another griddle/grill, only a simpler version than that of the Cuisinart. The Secura GR-1503XL Electric Reversible 2 in 1 is reversible, with a grill plate on one side and a griddle plate on the other.
The heavy duty, tri-ply, non-stick cooking plate has a heating element in between the grill and griddle to ensure even heating throughout. There is a removable glass lid that will prevent splatter or will retain the heat upon closure. And if you choose to use the glass lid to retain the heat, there are extra moisture vents on the sides to ensure proper ventilation.
The Secura Grill/Griddle comes with a removable drip tray to help drain excess oil and fat. The drip tray disassembles easily for cleaning. And to further simplify the cleaning process, this grill/griddle features a removable thermostat control.
This grill/griddle is extremely easy to use. Just adjust the temperature anywhere up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and the indicator light will tell you when it’s ready. The handles feature cool touch handles to allow for easy handling while cooking.
And for those outside of the North American continent, you’re out of luck. This grill/griddle is only for use with North American Electrical Standards.
Overall, this isn’t the best electric griddle on our list but it’s a good solid griddle that will get the job done. And, the fact that it can work as not only a griddle, but as a grill, makes this a good budget option to the Cuisinart.
Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle
The Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle gets a top spot for best electric griddle in the family-sized category. And this is because it’s sleek and it is as basic as you can get while being superb quality. And, this is really a great pick for anyone looking for just a large griddle with no frills.
The premium nonstick surface sits on top of a heavy cast aluminum base and is virtually warp-proof. The griddle base is fully detachable – just open the latch clips and wah-la, it can be easily stored. Another advantage to having a detachable griddle base is it makes it easy for cleaning. And with this particular base, it can be fully immersed in water so feel free to run it through the dishwasher. Just remember to remove the detachable heat control first.
The heat control will allow you to adjust the temperature up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and will maintain the desired cooking temperature automatically. There is a slide out drip tray that will capture excess grease and is fully-removable for easy cleanup.
Overall, we are impressed by the Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle. Its easy, no frills approach make cooking a breeze. We also like the detachable tray that allows for easy storing. And that is sometimes a difficult to find, yet overlooked quality when purchasing an electric griddle.
CucinaPro Crepe Maker and Non-Stick 12″ Griddle
Our final pick for best electric griddle is this crepe maker from CrucinaPro. And although it’s a crepe maker, it works just as well for all kinds of fixings, such as pancakes, bacon, eggs and sausage. Just about whatever your palate desires.
The CucinaPro comes with a nonstick aluminum plate that is 12 inches in diameter and is easily cleanable. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth when warm and you’re good to go.
There are 5 different temperature settings ranging from low to high. And, if you’re wondering if this griddle will get hot enough, you can rest easy – it can boil water. When the heat is to your desired setting, there is an indicator light to let you know the time is right.
As an added bonus, there is a batter spreader as well as recipes.
Overall, this is a really basic but worthy option for a griddle. It is also perfect for smaller kitchens or limited space, or perhaps for the smaller family size or if you’re just cooking for one. Finally, it’s easy to use and easy to clean, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that.